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#1 Old 10-13-2004, 04:01 AM
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Beef and Orzo Stuffed Peppers by http://www.vegcooking.com

Category: Main Dishes - Other

This recipe is suitable for a: vegetarian/vegan diet.



1 cup orzo pasta

4 peppers (green, orange, red, or yellow)

2/3 cup tightly packed fresh parsley

1/4 cup soy parmesan cheese

2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts

1 1/2 tsp. dried basil

1 tsp. salt, divided

1 clove garlic

1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp. olive oil, divided

12 oz. faux ground beef-style crumbles

1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped

1 12-oz. jar tomato sauce



Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Cook the orzo pasta according to the directions on the package. Drain and set aside.

Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Cut the tops off the peppers (save them) and scrape out the insides, removing the seeds. Place the peppers into the boiling water, simmer for 3 minutes, remove from the water, and invert them onto a paper towel to drain.

Place the parsley, soy parmesan, walnuts, basil, 1/2 tsp. of the salt, and the garlic into a food processor and pulse until blended. With the food processor running, slowly add 1/4 cup of the olive oil and continue processing to form a smooth pesto.

In a large skillet, brown the beef-style crumbles in the remaining oil over medium heat. Stir in the orzo, pesto, the remaining 1/2 tsp. of salt, and the chopped tomato. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until the mixture is heated through.

Pour the tomato sauce into an 8-inch glass baking dish. Fill the peppers with the beef mixture and place them into the baking dish. Put the pepper tops back on and bake for 20 minutes.

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Makes 4 servings

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